It happens every Halloween: The kids come home with baskets, buckets, bags (or in our case, pillowcases) so full of candy, they can hardly drag them home! Suddenly, you’ve got a mountain of candy in your living room, a few wrappers flown to the side while everyone munches on their earnings…and a whole lot of leftover sweets once the sugar rush wears off.
You have a few options: 1. Save the extra candy to dole out to trick or treaters next year (if any of it can stay fresh that long) 2. Throw it away (keeping a few goodies on the side for you, of course) or 3. Get creative and put it to good use.
As someone who despises wasting perfectly good food, I’d prefer the latter. That’s how I came across the idea for these cupcakes. They’re sweet, fun to eat and they add a little poppin’, rockin’ pizzazz to an easy dessert you can enjoy all year long.
Pour the cake mix, water, oil and eggs into a large bowl. Beat ingredients together until they’re well combined and smooth.